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Shipping containers to South Africa from the UK

Looking for a convenient and affordable way to transport your personal effects to South Africa? Look no further than the global shipping experts at Excess International. We’ve been specialising in shipping containers to South Africa and beyond for over 30 years and have the requisite knowledge and insight to make sure moving your belongings halfway across the world is as easy and as straightforward as possible.

We offer a door-to-door shipping container service to South Africa so that you can kick back, relax and await delivery of your belongings.

Inclusive in quote for shipping containers to South Africa are:

  • A dedicated move manager to answer queries and organise your shipment and delivery
  • Fully trained packers and movers to secure your possessions in high-quality packing materials to ensure their safety in transit
  • Items loaded onto shipping containers and shipped to South Africa
  • Your belongings cleared, devanned, delivered via truck and unpacked into your new home, new office, workplace, hotel or other required end destination
  • Shipping fees, terminal fees and customs clearance


Why choose Excess International for shipping containers to South Africa?

At Excess International, we take care to ensure that our customers receive a service catered to their needs. With 3 decades in the industry, we know very well that no two moves are the same. That’s why we take your consignment size, end location, schedule and budget into account when calculating your quote.


Transit methods for shipping containers to South Africa

There are two transit methods for shipping containers to South Africa. The right choice for you will depend on your budget, end location and schedule.

GRP: If you are shipping the contents of a small apartment, flat, a small office or even just large furniture items from your house – GRP is the best option for you. Your effects are stowed and secured within a shared container and you will only pay for the space your possessions occupy.

Full Container Load: FCL is the favoured option for those shipping an entire home or large work offices etc. You will be charged for a 20ft or 40ft container depending on the volume of your international removals and you can fill the container how you wish.



We offer a door to door container shipping service to many destinations across South Africa. Some of our most popular destinations for shipping include:

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria, Evaton, George, Witbank, Bloemfontein, Soshanguve, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Orkney, Rustenburg, Paarl, Queenstown, Ermelo, Polokwane, Mondlo, Sasolburg, Nigel

The safe delivery of your belongings is crucial to us at Excess International Movers, so we don’t leave anything to chance!

Loading cargo onto a ship for international removals

At Excess International, we have built up a reputation as one of the UK’s leading container shipping companies, thanks to our dedicated staff, safe and secure shipping and low-cost prices.

Thanks to the expertise we have acquired over 30 years of shipping containers to South Africa, we have the skill to ship everything from a single box of clothes or a vehicle, to a whole house move and beyond.

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